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Regional Morning Briefing: Norristown High Speed Line train crashes in 69th Street | Daily Local Regional Morning Briefing: Norristown High Speed Line train crashes in 69th Street
Good Morning. Here is the top story from around the region.WEATHERIt's a return to those soupy summer days today. Expect a lot of humidity and temperatures in the 90s.CLICK HERE to check your local forecast.NEWS
Daily Local | August 22, 2017
Driver extricated from vehicle after East Fallowfield crash | Daily Local Driver extricated from vehicle after East Fallowfield crash
EAST FALLOWFIELD >> Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident with entrapment that injured the sole occupant.Westwood firefighters and EMS, assisted by Coatesville firefighters and Brandywine Hospital Medic 93, responded to the accident at 11:20 p.m. on Sunday in the 300 block of Strode Avenue in East Fallowfield Township.
Daily Local | August 21, 2017
1,500 view rare celestial event at WCU solar eclipse party | Daily Local 1,500 view rare celestial event at WCU solar eclipse party
WEST CHESTER >> Borough resident Jackie Benedict wasn't taking any chances.Before leaving for Monday afternoon's eclipse party at the West Chester University Quad she pulled the blinds down so her aptly named dog "Shadow" wouldn't damage her eyes.Like many, Benedict was hesitant at first to view the eclipse through special glasses supplied free by the university but then gave in to the wonder of t
Daily Local | August 21, 2017
Jubilation in Kennett Square as team returns with trophy | Daily Local Jubilation in Kennett Square as team returns with trophy
KENNETT SQUARE >> There was jubilation in Kennett Square on Monday night as members of the hometown Junior League baseball team took a triumphant ride back to their KAU field accompanied by fire trucks, police cars, sirens and bells. And lining the streets to greet them were adoring fans, cheering, clapping and congratulating them on winning the national U.
Daily Local | August 21, 2017
Editorial: A tough week for race relations | Daily Local Editorial: A tough week for race relations
Abington. Kennett Square. Media. Phoenixville. Pottstown. West Chester.These are among the places in our region that have gone on record during the past nine days decrying the Aug. 12 violence in Charlottesville, Va., and standing together against hate.These towns have held vigils - not demonstrations, not protests, not marches, but gatherings where people could speak, share, and commit to join f
Daily Local | August 21, 2017
Regional Morning Briefing: Everything you need to know about the eclipse | Daily Local Regional Morning Briefing: Everything you need to know about the eclipse
Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region today.WEATHERGoing to be a pretty nice Monday for some eclipse viewing or just walking around. Expect mostly sun, with some clouds mixing in. The high will hit about 85 degrees.
Daily Local | August 21, 2017
Coatesville Flower Shop owners to hand out a dozen free roses to visitors in honor of their daughter | Daily Local Coatesville Flower Shop owners to hand out a dozen free roses to visitors in honor of their daughter
COATESVILLE >> In handing out a dozen free roses as a way of healing from their pain, the DePedro family wants to tell parents who have lost a child that "it does get better."Dorrie and Greg DePedro, Coatesville Flower Shop owners, are often asked where they came up with the idea of "Lisa's Roses" and they tell them her legacy is to "do something nice for someone today.
Daily Local | August 21, 2017
Repairs completed at Calvary Fellowship Church in Uwchlan | Daily Local Repairs completed at Calvary Fellowship Church in Uwchlan
UWCHLAN >> Pastor Lee Wiggins would advise you to focus on God during your hardships, the way his congregation did during the time the church required repairs because of a snowstorm last year.Heavy snow on the roof of the Calvary Fellowship Church in Uwchlan Township caused about one third of the auditorium roof to collapse and that area of the church flooded.
Daily Local | August 21, 2017
Commissioner Kathi Cozzone to announce run for lieutenant governor | Daily Local Commissioner Kathi Cozzone to announce run for lieutenant governor
WEST CHESTER >> Citing a desire to bring issues affecting local governments to attention in Harrisburg and to give the governor an advocate to work with both political parties, Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone intends to announce her candidacy for lieutenant governor Tuesday."I think the governor needs a partner who understands how to work across the aisle for the benefit of the residents
Daily Local | August 21, 2017
Bill Cosby's new defense team includes Michael Jackson lawyer | Daily Local Bill Cosby's new defense team includes Michael Jackson lawyer
NORRISTOWN >> Entertainer Bill Cosby has turned to a famous Hollywood lawyer who has represented pop stars and actors at high-profile trials to lead his defense team when his sex assault retrial gets under way in Montgomery County Court.Thomas Mesereau, of Los Angeles, who successfully represented singer Michael Jackson on molestation charges in 2004, was retained to represent Cosby at his schedul
Daily Local | August 21, 2017
Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer | Philly Tribune Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer
FILE - In this April 15, 2011, file photo, a bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman confirmed that a jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay…
Philly Tribune | August 21, 2017
'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse | Philly Tribune 'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse
The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse…
Philly Tribune | August 21, 2017
Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy | Philly Tribune Prosecutors: Prof killed boyfriend as part of sexual fantasy
These booking photos provided by the Chicago Police Department show Wyndham Lathem, left, and Andrew Warren on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Lathem, a Northwestern University professor, and Warren, an Oxford University financial officer, have been charged with first-degree murder in…
Philly Tribune | August 20, 2017
The Latest: France pays homage to 'laughter genius' Lewis | Philly Tribune The Latest: France pays homage to 'laughter genius' Lewis
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the death of comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis (all times local):
Philly Tribune | August 20, 2017
Zoo gorilla dies of cancer, days after constipation surgery | Philly Tribune Zoo gorilla dies of cancer, days after constipation surgery
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas died Sunday after tests revealed she had late-stage ovarian cancer that had spread, four days after undergoing surgery for constipation.
Philly Tribune | August 20, 2017
Bianca's Story: Parents of road-rage victim talk about grief, what they lost | Daily Local Bianca's Story: Parents of road-rage victim talk about grief, what they lost
As hard as it was to return the precious "dorm box," it's now just a piece of the all-consuming, all-too-familiar grief Michelle Roberson has felt since June 28. That was the day she lost her precious daughter, 18-year-old Bianca Nikol Roberson, in a fatal road-rage shooting.Michelle Roberson, 54, of Westtown, was excited as she began to track the package at the onset of summer.
Daily Local | August 20, 2017
Natural Lands plans two local outdoor music events | Daily Local Natural Lands plans two local outdoor music events
Natural Lands is hosting a pair of outdoor music events at two of their Chester County nature preserves this September.Beats and Brews will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the 112-acre Binky Lee Preserve in Chester Springs. MiZ & Friends, featuring Mike Mizwinski, will jam through the evening in celebration of 50 years of the Grateful Dead.
Daily Local | August 20, 2017
In Exton area, an explosion of building activity | Daily Local In Exton area, an explosion of building activity
WEST WHITELAND >> Call it the development of Exton, 2.0.The area is undergoing a renewed interest with development that has the township buzzing with new projects.From a new supermarket - a Whole Foods, which the township has been told will open in January - to a post-operation rehabilitation facility, with plenty of housing in between, the Exton area is a hot spot for building again with more tha
Daily Local | August 20, 2017
Eclipse's rules of the road: Be careful | Daily Local Eclipse's rules of the road: Be careful
Harry J. Augensen, professor of physics and astronomy at Widener University, has flown out near Omaha, Nebraska to get ready to see Monday's total solar eclipse - unlike his colleague, Kevin Marshall, who will be driving out.And although it's unique, they are doing something motor advocates advise: They're planning his trip.
Daily Local | August 20, 2017
KAU falls to Taipei, but coming home as national champs | Daily Local KAU falls to Taipei, but coming home as national champs
Taylor, MICH >> While most of us were taking advantage of enjoying our leisure time since the end of June through the summer, the KAU team led by Coach Matt Patterson, demonstrated immense teamwork, drive, determination, and execution of the fundamentals, that translated into an undefeated run into the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Michigan.
Daily Local | August 20, 2017
Heroin death leads to arrest | Daily Local Heroin death leads to arrest
EAST GOSHEN >> A month after local police charged a husband and wife from Philadelphia with dealing heroin, authorities have charged the husband with selling the drugs that led to a township's woman's overdose death, police said.Joshua Caleb Jeffords, 33, of the 1100 block of Fillmore Street, was charged Wednesday with one count of drug delivery resulting in death, a felony of the first degree pun
Daily Local | August 20, 2017
KAU wins national title; plays for world championship Sunday | Daily Local KAU wins national title; plays for world championship Sunday
Taylor, MICH. >> There's no better Little League team than KAU in America.On Saturday night, KAU, (Kennett and Unionville) coached by Matt Patterson, won the U.S. Championship by crushing North Carolina, 15 to 2 in the Junior Leagues. The local Chester County Little League team has not lost a game all year, and will face a tough China team at noon Sunday for the World Series title.
Daily Local | August 19, 2017
Oregon wildfire forces evacuations in prime eclipse zone | Philly Tribune Oregon wildfire forces evacuations in prime eclipse zone
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — Evacuation orders were issued for about 600 residents in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon threatened by a wildfire that has closed access to part of a wilderness area.
Philly Tribune | August 19, 2017
West Whiteland police donate bicycles to Devereux youth | Daily Local West Whiteland police donate bicycles to Devereux youth
West Whiteland >> On Aug. 11, members of the West Whiteland Township Police Department donated 15 bicycles and helmets to children and adolescents served by the Devereux Pennsylvania Children's Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (CIDDS) center in West Chester.During the presentation of the bicycles, West Whiteland Township Police Department Chief of Police Joe Catov Jr.
Daily Local | August 19, 2017
Police seek two missing persons in Chester County | Daily Local Police seek two missing persons in Chester County
Police are seeking two missing persons, one in West Whiteland Township, one in Phoenisville.The West Whiteland Township Police Department is attempting to locate Dawn Carlucci. Carlucci is a 53-year-old female and should be operating a silver 2007 Nissan Maxima bearing Pennsylvania registration FWE9704.
Daily Local | August 19, 2017
A day of flight, food and antique cars in New Garden | Daily Local A day of flight, food and antique cars in New Garden
NEW GARDEN >> The sky was kind to New Garden Air Field's Festival of Flight on Saturday, providing a deep blue background for a wide variety of airplane tricks in the sky.The 46th annual air show attracted thousands to the small airport along Newark Road, and for much of the time those spectators were looking upward.
Daily Local | August 19, 2017
'It's so rare': WCU to host eclipse party | Daily Local 'It's so rare': WCU to host eclipse party
WEST CHESTER >> When Karen Schwarz was growing up in Portland, Oregon, Feb. 26, 1979 was a magical day.That Tuesday, Schwarz and her family watched in awe and wonder as her hometown saw the first glimpses of a total solar eclipse, the first to be visible in the United States since 1918."I remember watching the sun get darker and darker until it was almost entirely dark," said Schwartz, an associat
Daily Local | August 19, 2017
Funky Frets expanding in new space | Daily Local Funky Frets expanding in new space
BOYERTOWN >> It's been five years since Funky Frets opened in Boyertown, and now owners Curt Sheller, Bernadette Sheller and Kelly Thompson say they're excited to be moving into a new space. Funky Frets is relocating from 600 E. Philadelphia Ave. to 124 N. Chestnut St. The shop's grand opening celebration featuring live music and a ribbon cutting is set for Sunday, Sept.
Daily Local | August 18, 2017
Hughes: Consider these keys before becoming a landlord | Daily Local Hughes: Consider these keys before becoming a landlord
Do you have big dreams of owning rental properties and reaping the rewards of owning and operating residual income potential? While owning and managing rental property isn't always easy, it can be a great investment with lifelong benefits. If you currently have the cash flow, or can find a willing investor, your desire can be met with plenty of homes, condos and complexes to purchase and rent out.
Daily Local | August 18, 2017
Montana wildfire grows, destroys 2 homes | Philly Tribune Montana wildfire grows, destroys 2 homes
LOLO, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire has destroyed two homes in Montana after jumping control lines.
Philly Tribune | August 18, 2017
The Latest: Democrats urge no hate group tax-exempt status | Philly Tribune The Latest: Democrats urge no hate group tax-exempt status
FILE - In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. According to a source, Bannon is leaving White House post. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Philly Tribune | August 18, 2017
Citing Trump remarks, entire president's arts council quits | Philly Tribune Citing Trump remarks, entire president's arts council quits
FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, Actor Kal Penn addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Penn, artist Chuck Close and virtually the entire membership of the President’s Committee On the Arts and Humanities have announced…
Philly Tribune | August 18, 2017
Yawkey foundation Yawkey foundation "disheartened" by efforts to rename street
BOSTON (AP) — A foundation set up by the former owners of the Boston Red Sox says its "disheartened" its namesake has become embroiled in the national controversy over racially divisive monuments.
Philly Tribune | August 18, 2017
Firma de “Caldo de pollo para el alma” debuta en Wall Street | Philly Tribune Firma de “Caldo de pollo para el alma” debuta en Wall Street
William J. Rouhana Jr., presidente de Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (al centro), al sonar la campana de inicio de transacciones de la Nasdaq MarketSite en el Times Square de Nueva York el 18 de agosto del 2017. (AP…
Philly Tribune | August 18, 2017
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WNBA player with the Atlanta Dream Angel McCoughtry stands next to a photo of herself inside her recently opened ice cream shop, "McCoughtry's."
Philly Tribune | August 18, 2017
The Latest: Marchers in North Carolina protest supremacists | Philly Tribune The Latest: Marchers in North Carolina protest supremacists
Isaiah Moore, right, argues with counter demonstrators about race relations during a rally in Coolidge Park on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Organizers said that the purpose of the demonstration, held in response to Saturday's rally by white…
Philly Tribune | August 18, 2017
PJM prepared for effects of Monday's eclipse | Daily Local PJM prepared for effects of Monday's eclipse
VALLEY FORGE >> Some are traveling to see it in all of its glory.Others are planning to stay inside until it's over.But as the first coast-to coast total solar eclipse in 38 years nears, workers on the nation's power grids have a different concern: keeping the lights on.PJM Interconnection, the operator of North America's largest power grid, including the one in this region, says Monday's eclipse
Daily Local | August 18, 2017
Morning Briefing: Community prays for justice as Chesco road rage suspect waives hearing; Post-Charlottesville gathering in Pottstown | Daily Local Morning Briefing: Community prays for justice as Chesco road rage suspect waives hearing; Post-Charlottesville gathering in Pottstown
Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.WEATHERShowers and a heavier thunderstorm today with a Hi of 84. Tonight, we could see another thunderstorm with a Lo of 68 degrees.CLICK HERE to check your local forecast.
Daily Local | August 18, 2017
New Penn State Brandywine dorm gets first residents | Daily Local New Penn State Brandywine dorm gets first residents
MIDDLETOWN >> On the TV series Blue Bloods, New York City native and Columbia University freshman Nicky Reagan takes a break from the Ivy League each Sunday to have dinner with her extended family. Penn State Brandywine freshman Jimmy McGettigan can do the same.McGettigan was one of nearly 250 students who moved laptops, linens and laundry baskets Thursday into Orchard Hall, the newly-constructed
Daily Local | August 18, 2017
Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump | Philly Tribune Veterans get expanded college assistance under Trump
A Jewish member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet says Trump has "done a good job of speaking for himself" and has made clear he opposes bigotry, hatred, violence, Nazis and white supremacists. (Aug. 16)
Philly Tribune | August 17, 2017